The World Baseball Classic (WBC), which has the banner of ‘globalization of baseball’, is the only international baseball competition in which a large number of players from the American professional baseball Major League (MLB) participate. However, there is still a reversal of globalization.
Nelson Cruz (43, San Diego), who is in charge of the Dominican Republic national team, appeared on a local broadcast on the 29th and said, “18 out of 50 preliminary registered players have been notified by the MLB club that they cannot participate in the tournament.” 카지노
The Dominican Republic, the winner of the 3rd tournament in 2013, is considered a strong candidate for the 2023 WBC. There are a lot of special players, including MLB American League (AL) home run king Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24, Toronto), Manny Machado (31, San Diego), and last year’s AL Rookie King Julio Rodriguez (23, Seattle). The names of the 18 people who were notified of their non-participation have not been disclosed, but weakening of power seems inevitable. Guerrero Jr. posted on his social network service (SNS), “I hope my name is not among 18 people.”
The WBC is held under the leadership of the MLB Secretariat. However, the thoughts of the 30 MLB teams are different. This is because there are many clubs that value season results more than competitions. In the U.S. national team alone, many superstars such as Mike Trout (32, LA Angels), Mookie Betts (31), and Clayton Kershaw (35, LA Dodgers) made their names. However, Dylan Siege (28, Chicago White Sox), who was in the limelight as an ace, and Trevor Story (31, Boston), who was a strong starting shortstop, decided not to participate in the tournament.
Korea and Japan are also affected. Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego) and Tommy Edman (28, St. Louis) joined the national team late. Lee Kang-chul, coach of the Korean national team, expressed regret, saying, “I know that MLB players cannot participate in practice games.” The WBC’s official schedule starts on March 4, and big leaguers can play with representative players only after that day. Head coach Hideki Kuriyama of the Japanese national team, which will have five big leaguers, also said, “The value of the WBC increases only when major leaguers are allowed to participate more freely in the national team.”